Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Don't Let the Rain Affect Your Bin Rental

Due to Landfills charging by the weight of debris, BTDT San Antonio would like to give a few suggestions to help keep the rainwater from being soaked up by the debris in our customers bins and help prevent overweight fees:

  1. If you're ordering a bin and are aware of the rain chances, ask your sales representative to add to your order a couple of extra boards under the bin so it will sit at a slant to allow the water to seep out the back doors. Pleases be aware that anything mixed with the water can pour out onto your driveway and may cause staining or damages.
  2. Tarps are another good preventative for rainwater and from the possibility of others dumping their trash into your bin. Our dimensions can be found on our website, or you can call or email the sales representative at any time to get assistance with them. We recommend, when buying a tarp, to buy one a couple of feet larger than the bin and buying one with grommets. The least expensive tarp that we have personally shopped for was at our local Wal-Mart; other possibilities of finding tarps may be at your local hardware stores.
  3. There is debris that is considered very porous and will absorb the rainwater causing the bin to be even heavier than it would be if the debris were dry. Some of the debris considered porous are carpet, mattresses, clothing, paper, sheet rock, etc. Covering the bin with a tarp would be the best suggestion for debris of this sort because the items are so porous, tilting the bin would not make a difference since the rainwater is being absorbed.
BTDT San Antonio is here to help our customers in any way we possibly can. Do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions or concerns at 210-441-2121.


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